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Emmys Trail Country Music Awards in TV Ratings

Share this article:The 72nd Emmy Awards weren’t even the week’s most-watched prime-time program on ABC or the top awards show, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen Tuesday. The season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” was ABC’s most-watched program between Sept. 14 and Sunday, averaging 8.132 million viewers, seventh for the week, second among non-NFL programming and first in entertainment programming CBS’ coverage of the 55th Academy of County Music Awards averaged 6.835 million viewers, ninth for the week, third among non-NFL programming and second in entertainment programming. The Emmy Awards averaged a record-low 6.36 million viewers, 11th for week, fourth among non-NFL programming and third in entertainment programming. For the second time in the two-week old NFL season, “60 Minutes” was the week’s most-watched non-NFL program, averaging 9.662 million viewers, finishing fifth overall. The CBS News magazine followed a 50-minute runover of the network’s afternoon NFL coverage into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones, mainly the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Seattle Seahawks 35-30 victory over the New England Patriots on NBC’s “Sunday…

Suspected drunk driver strikes 4 vehicles in Long Beach hit-and-run

A man struck four vehicles in Long Beach Tuesday night and fled the scene, officials said. Officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Orange Avenue around 8:30 p.m. regarding an injury hit and run accident, according to patrol Lt. Eric Hooker. Upon arrival, officers contacted the drivers of four different vehicles that had been struck by the suspect vehicle. One of the drivers was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Information on the condition of the others drivers and possible passengers was not yet available. A city light pole and three parked cars were also struck by the hit-and-run driver. The suspect, a 38-year-old man, and his vehicle were found nearby. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, Hooker said. The investigation in ongoing.

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch NL West division title for 8th consecutive season

Wrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which no one was sure three months ago if there would be a baseball season, manager Dave Roberts wanted his team to still savor the moment. The Dodgers clinched the NL’s top postseason seed and eighth straight division title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. They are third team to win at least eight straight division titles, joining the Atlanta Braves (14 straight from 1991-2005) and New York Yankees (nine straight from 1998-2006). “To fast forward a couple months and be crowned NL West champs is a credit to everyone. It should never be taken for granted,” Roberts said. “Truth be told a lot of guys didn’t know we could clinch. We were responsible but I let it know that it has to be appreciated.” The Dodgers, who own the best record in the majors at 39-16, were the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff berth on Sept. 16. They will open postseason play on Sept. 30 by hosting…

Moreno Valley community renews calls for change a year after 13-year-old’s bullying death

Community members in Moreno Valley rallied Tuesday, asking for justice for 13-year-old Diego Stolz, who died a year ago after getting punched at school by two other 13-year-old boys. Stolz died more than a week after he was punched at Landmark Middle School on Sept. 16, 2019, falling and striking his head on the ground. Stolz’s family says they had complained to school officials about the bullying prior to the deadly attack, which was recorded on cell phone video. A legal claim against Moreno Valley Unified School District was filed last October by Juan and Felipe Salcedo, Stolz’s aunt and uncle who raised him from the age of 1 following his mother’s death. Last week, they re-filed their civil suit against the district, claiming the district ignored serious bullying and assault on its campuses. When the Salcedos filed the suit last year, the law only allowed natural parents or siblings to make such a claim. Now, new legislation has allowed them to move forward. “The district, the board members, they have to care about our children,” said Karla Palumbo, a parent who attended Tuesday’s protest. “We…

Dodgers Clinch NL’s Top Seed, West Title With Win Over A’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Dodgers celebrate winning the NL West Division title after a MLB game against the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 22 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Dodgers, who own the best record in the majors at 39-16, were the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff berth on Sept. 16. They will open postseason play on Sept. 30 by hosting every game in a best-of-three series against the No. 8 seed. Los Angeles came into the day with a magic number of two and got help with the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. Max Muncy, Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock also went deep for Los Angeles, which leads the majors with 104 home runs. Dustin May (2-1) went five innings and allowed two runs on three hits. The…

Despite Just Entering Red Tier, Riverside County Residents Urge Officials To Lift All COVID-19 Restrictions

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Despite just entering the red tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors has voted to draft a plan to accelerate reopening after residents urged them to abandon Gov. Newsom’s guidelines and lift all restrictions. In a board meeting on Tuesday, hundreds of residents said they think the governor’s restrictions are based on fear and want to see all restrictions lifted in the county. “The last six months have been an all-you-can-stomach buffet of fear,” said resident Loren Dean. “It falls to you — this board — to step away from a governor who is paralyzed by fear.” Riverside County has been operating under the purple tier of the state’s monitoring system until this week. Under the red tier, retail stores can operate at 50% capacity, while restaurants and places of worship can reopen at 25% capacity. Gyms can resume indoor operations at 10% capacity. Jim Willowbridge, the commander of the county’s 18 VFW posts, said that the shutdown orders are severely impacting local veterans. “Due to the COVID-19, our posts have been closed,” Willowbridge said. “We…

JPL Says School Bus-Sized Asteroid To Zoom Safely Past Earth

PASADENA (CBSLA) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is expected to “safely zoom past” Earth on Thursday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said Tuesday. A small near-Earth asteroid about the size of a small school bus will safely zoom past our planet around 13,000 miles (21,000 km) above the surface. The space rock will then make its way around the Sun, passing Earth again at a farther distance in 2041. https://t.co/z6uDogXn52 pic.twitter.com/c9Xv4PhNFi — NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) September 23, 2020 “There are a large number of tiny asteroids like this one, and several of them approach our planet as close as this several times every year,” Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at JPL, said. “In fact, asteroids of this size impact our atmosphere at an average rate of about once every year or two.” The asteroid is expected to pass at a distance of about 13,000 miles above Earth’s surface, making its closest approach below the ring of geostationary satellites orbiting about 22,000 miles above the planet. Based on the brightness of the asteroid, scientists estimate…

Bobcat Fire Grows to Over 112,000 Acres; 17% Contained

Share this article:The Bobcat Fire, one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County history, grew Tuesday evening to 112,053 acres and is 17% contained. “Strategic firing operations will continue this evening from Mt. Wilson down to the Redbox Road as favorable weather conditions allow,” the U.S. Forest Service reported. Reduced winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity reduced fire activity Tuesday. Warmer and drier conditions were expected Wednesday and Thursday, with southwesterly and upcanyon winds, according to the National Weather Service. The fire, which is burning in the Angeles National Forest and threatening communities in the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Valley foothills, has destroyed or damaged 29 structures, with authorities fearing the number could rise to 85. Information was not available regarding how many of the burned structures were homes. That assessment was expected to be completed by Wednesday. “Crews aircraft and equipment worked through the evening picking up (hot) spots and securing the lines,” the Angeles National Forest said in a statement Tuesday morning. The fire has burned more acres than the Woolsey Fire of 2018, which burned 96,271 acres, the Los Angeles…

Asteroid The Size of School Bus To Safely Zoom Past Earth, JPL Says

Share this article:An asteroid about the size of a school bus is expected to “safely zoom past earth” on Thursday, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The “2020 SW” asteroid, which scientists believe based on its brightness to be about 15-30 feet in size, will travel about 13,000 miles above Earth’s surface, JPL reported. “Although it’s not on an impact trajectory with Earth, if it were, the space rock would almost certainly break up high in the atmosphere, becoming a bright meteor known as a fireball,” an official with JPL said Tuesday. 2020 SW was discovered Friday by Catalina Sky Survey, which is based in Arizona and funded by NASA. Scientists have ruled out any chance of impact, and it is believed that there are 100 million asteroids that are similar in size, but are harder to discover unless they are close to Earth, JPL reported. “There are a large number of tiny asteroids like this one, and several of them approach our planet as close as this several times every year,” said Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies…

Nearly 500 pilot whales found stranded on Australian coast

More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country. Authorities had already been working to rescue survivors among an estimated 270 whales found Monday on a beach and two sand bars near the remote west coast town of Strahan on the island state of Tasmania. Another 200 stranded whales were spotted from the air on Wednesday less than 10 kilometers (6 miles) to the south, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Manager Nic Deka said. “From the air, they didn’t look to be in a condition that would warrant rescue,” Deka said. “Most of them appeared to be dead.” Further assessment of their condition would be made by boat and crews would be sent if the whales could be saved, he said. About 30 whales in the original stranding were moved from the sandbars to open ocean but several got stranded again, Deka said. About a third of the first group had died by Monday evening, and an update on the death toll and condition of survivors…

Elon Musk: New battery tech will make Teslas more affordable, able to make longer trips

Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. But the battery breakthroughs that Musk unveiled Tuesday at a highly anticipated event didn’t impress investors. They were hoping Tesla’s technology would mark an even bigger leap forward and propel the company’s soaring stock to even greater heights. Tesla’s shares shed more than 6% in extended trading after Musk’s presentation. That deepened a downturn that began during Tuesday’s regular trading session as investors began to brace for a potential letdown. Musk raised those worries with a series of tweets Monday warning that Tesla’s new battery technology might not be ready for high-volume production until 2022. Musk reiterated that timetable during Tuesday’s showcase and then added it might take up to three years before the battery technology translates into a new Tesla model selling for $25,000. That would be a dramatic markdown from Tesla’s cheapest car now, the Model 3, a sedan that starts at $35,000 but usually ends up…

Feds execute 6th inmate this year, a Georgia killer obsessed with witchcraft

The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a spell on him. William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m. EDT after receiving a lethal injection at the same U.S. prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where five others have been executed in 2020 following a 17-year period without a federal execution. Lawyers had asked President Donald Trump in a petition to commute LeCroy’s sentence to life in prison, saying that LeCroy’s brother, Georgia State Trooper Chad LeCroy, was killed during a routine traffic stop in 2010 and that another son’s death would devastate their family. LeCroy, a blue sheet pulled up to this neck, kept his eyes fixed on the ceiling, not turning his head to look at any witnesses behind the death chamber’s glass windows. His spiritual adviser, Sister Barbara Battista, stood a few feet away inside the chamber, her head bowed and reading from a prayer book. LeCroy had told her last week that he didn’t want to play into what he called the…

Riverside County Reports 10 New COVID-19 Deaths; San Bernardino, Ventura Report None

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside County reported 10 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday, while San Bernardino and Ventura reported new cases. Riverside County health officials reported 63 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 57,482 cases and 1,172 deaths. There were 146 coronavirus patients hospitalized Tuesday, 42 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 52,776 people had recovered from the virus. Also on Tuesday, Riverside County moved to the red tier — with malls, restaurants, gyms and places of worship allowed to move to partial indoor operations. RELATED: California Gives Go-Ahead For Nail Salons To Reopen San Bernardino County health officials reported 224 newly confirmed cases, bringing the countywide total to 52,873 cases. Of those who have contracted the illness, a reported 50,685 had recovered and 908 had died. There were 156 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Sunday, 49 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. Ventura County health officials reported 42 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the countywide total to 12,275 cases. Of those who had contracted the illness, a reported…

Cindy McCain endorses Biden for president in rebuke of Trump

Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP’s 2008 nominee. Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain’s family since he disparaged the Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. But the McCains have until now stopped short of endorsing Trump’s rivals. Cindy McCain cited the decadeslong friendship between her family and Biden’s and their bond as the parents of children serving in the military. “He supports the troops and knows what it means for someone who has served,” McCain said in a phone interview. “Not only to love someone who has served, but understands what it means to send a child into combat. We’ve been great friends for many years, but we have a common thread in that we are Blue Star families.” My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden.— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) September 22, 2020 McCain’s backing could…

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